BeerSkull (1077) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fresh scent with soft notes of yeast, floral hops, citrus and wheat. The taste is similar with a slight sweetness. The only negative with this beer is that alcohol is becoming too prominent in the finish.
Beer4000 (4264) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle@Patricks. Hazy orange body with a big, creamy white head. Aroma is light malty, fruity and spicy. Really nice in aroma in a relatively mild but complex Belgium way. Flavor is light malty, quite fruity, sugar-sweet, spices, some hops and extremely well hidden alcohol. A complex and very nice Belgium beer that most fans of Belgium beer will appreciate and enjoy while others just pass quickly by without understanding the point at all.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Patricks. Pours cloudy golden with big white head. Aroma is fruity, some floral notes, some malt, sugar and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with warmth, sugar, some bitterness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty/doughy golden strong belgian ale with spicy hops. Ok.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed approximately 1 after bottling
The look: Cloudy golden orange body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Yeasty nose with floral-perfumy and spicy notes. Taste is very round and smooth with doughy and creamy malts, some caramel, bubblegum, sweetened canned fruits, a bit of banana puree and marmalade, a good amount of herbal spicy hops. The spiciness builds up and by the end of the bottle it becomes a bit too much and even evokes a mix of powdered ginger and cayenne pepper. A light alcohol bite at the end but overall the 10% is very well hidden. Lively carbonation with a very fluffy body. Sweetness is well covered by the intrinsic spiciness. Except for the spiciness I’d say that this is overall an inoffensive Belgian strong golden ale that remains quite drinkable because it is very straightforward. Not bad but this is pretty much my least favorite La Rulles so far. This is rating #4600 for me, another milestone, thanks to my many trade partners, my tasting partners and all other beer friends. Yet, it saddens me to think that no matter how many ratings I enter, no matter how many people I meet on this site, no matter how many ratebeer awards I get, no matter how many trades I make, no matter how popular I become on this site, the number of people attending my funeral will mostly depend on the weather.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. golden amber pour with frothy white head. boozy, honey, sweet malt aroma. Flavor is boozy upfront followed by sweet malts & some floral notes. Pretty agressive booziness with some nice flavor. Decent
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a near clear golden-orange body with some few sediments and a medium sized just off-white head that sticks around for a while. Light sweet and orange-ish on the aroma, tones of white sugar and some mild wood. Soft to average carbonation with a mild oily texture. It’s quite warming with tones of both malts, leafs and some yeasty hints. Quite smooth and tasty. You really sense the alcohol in the aftertaste. Liked it. 30.01.2012
Sigmund (4671) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml dark green capped bottle, as La Rulles Bière de Gamme La Grande 10 Millesime 2011, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. ABV is 10%. Deep golden colour, large white (or slightly off-white) head. Strong and pleasant "typically Belgian" aroma, with spicy and fruity notes. The flavour is medium sweet and spicy, notes of malts, alcohol and some fruit. Noticeable hops in the finish. Pretty good stuff, only drawback is that the alcohol is not very well hidden.
ClubGonzo (3445) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen, shared with BBGTC. Pours a hazy honey blond body with a big white head. Nose is Belgian ale yeast, deep pale malty tones and hints of muscat grapes. Taste is sweet deep pale malts, molasses, grapes, alcohol and hints of sawdust. Complex and nice. Mouthfeel is creamy and filling. A "grande" Belgian for sure, and so far the only convincing beer by La Rulles in my opinion.
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex honey, alcohol and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium soft fruit sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good soft beer.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,75l fra Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Merket med "Lot 2". Kosedrikk på jobbens juletilstelning 16 Des 11. Lys gylden. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer. Litt uklar. Søt parfymert aroma. God. Smaken er søt frukt med tilløp til syrlighet. Tung fruktig ettersmak.